Practical considerations for the clinical use of buprenorphine.

Hendree E. Jones

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Abstract

Buprenorphine is a new and attractive medication option for many opioid-addicted adults and their physicians. Before initiating buprenorphine treatment, providers must be aware of such critical factors as how the medication works, its efficacy and safety profile, how it is used in opioid withdrawal as well as maintenance treatment, and how patients can best be selected, educated about buprenorphine, and monitored throughout treatment. This article reviews these important issues as well as requirements for physician and staff training and needs for additional research on this unique medication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalScience & practice perspectives / a publication of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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